Tag: research

EBLIP chat: Day 6 – Research evidence

#blogjune Day 6: I briefly chat about research evidence, as one of the three types of evidence in evidence-based library and information practice (Koufogiannakis, 2011), as well as a couple of issues of which to be mindful. Transcript G’day, and welcome to this video series chatting about all things evidence-based library...

How to break a writing block

Academic writing can be difficult. When the thoughts don’t quite flow the way you need them to make any sense, academic writing can be downright frustrating. Recently, I thought I had been (very) patient with a literature review I’m writing. I knew the literature. I knew what I wanted to say,...

Surviving a literature review

I’m a little excited. There are a number of reasons why. One of them is my research project this semester. I’ll be looking into the role of innovation in archival institutions. I’m looking forward to the findings. And I’m looking forward to graduating. But that’s another story, and not the...

Coulda, woulda, shoulda

I wouldn’t normally discuss my life outside of professional things here, but right now I have my cranky pants on. This post is partly inspired by carolbycomputerlight’s cranky pants #blogjune post, which made me feel comfortable enough to reveal my cranky pants episode. Where did this day go? I can’t...

Is that a finding?

(CC by 2.0 from Flickr  – meddygarnet) This afternoon I had a meeting with my fabulous research supervisor. This was a meeting I absolutely had to have to move forward and muster up the ‘ooomph’ I really needed to complete these final steps. #blogjune has suffered the last week as my...

Being brave: a note on research progress

This year I extended my LIS Masters course to undertake research projects equivalent to four course units. I could have graduated last year. You’d think three years part-time would’ve been enough. Some may think ‘Huh? You did what?!’. I’ll say ‘Yep, I may be crazy but it’s probably the best...